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it's no secret, the job market is rough, especially for recent college grads. but one young man decided to make his own way and embrace the entrepreneurial spirit. >> that's right. he's come up with a new business that's really going against the grain. >> reporter: where could he possibly be going on a skateboard? from here, a small workshop in san francisco's industrial district. >> the main stuff is main out of walnut and cherry. >> reporter: handmade sunglasses sold online that he made hills.
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these aren't just an example of a product made in america but an attitude. he graduated from college in the fall of 2008. he had a degree in marketing. just one problem, america was entering the great recession. no one would hire him. >> i got sick of waiting for other people to decide what was going to happen for me. >> reporter: steven finally figured if no one would hire him to market an item, he would have to invent one and hire himself. but for a buy with rudimentary woodworking skills, that took a while. >> i didn't know you couldn't do it, so i just kept doing it. >> reporter: bottom line, he's so dedicated to his young business, he spends a lot of time with only a hot plate and alley for a view. >> i've seen people with startups that want their weekends and work 9:00 to 5:00. i looked at it like it's a love -- a luxury to get to work for
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yourself. >> reporter: sometimes made in america means making yourself in america. it's lots of work and lots of worry. wayne friedman, abc news. >> making lemonade. >> and i like those glasses. >> $180 to $250. that's the price. >> i think i'm going to order some. >> we'll be back, everybody. some. >> we'll be back, everybody. ñay with us.
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♪ who can forget that? the motown 25 anniversary show back in '93. an incredible performance that night. michael jackson unveiling the moonwalk. >> and we all practiced it, didn't we? >> who didn't?
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>> but jackson lip-synced the entire song. >> oh, man. >> yes. and now another electrifying performance is under fire. beyonce may have lip-synced the "star spangled banner" and the president's inauguration. abc's david wright has this story. ♪ and the rocket's red glare >> reporter: right down to that dramatic flourish with the ear piece, her performance was picture perfect. but was she just acting? earlier the marine corps band confirmed they were just pretending to play their instruments and said flat out beyonce was lip-syncing. a band spokesman told abc news we do not know why she decided to go with the prerecorded music at the last minute. on the platform, her fellow performers, who did their portions live, presumably
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thought she was singing live, too. watch kelly clarkson closely here. it's so hard, show mouthed. congratulating beyonce. there is a precedent. they played air violin and cello at obama's first inaugural. it was cold enough that day to snap a string. it was cold enough to worry james taylor. ♪ for amber waves of grain >> it's always hard for a guitar player to play when it's cold because your hands stiffen up. i was very relieved to have gotten through it without a major train wreck. ♪ above the fruited plains
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>> reporter: facing a train wreck of bad pr, the marine corps band revised its earlier statement. no one in the marine band is in a position to assess whether beyonce's performance was live or prerecorded. an inauguration is supposed to be history, not showbiz. and history is rarely perfect. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> oh, interesting mystery. we already showed you michael jackson's famous lip-sync. that was from 1983. but how about this one? >> one of the most famous performances, whitney houston's "star-spangled banner" at the super bowl was a lip-sync. she sang into a dead mic. >> and another soul stirring
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performance that was on tape, pavorzi lip-synced at the winter games. >> and britney spears was caught lip syncing promoting her album. angry fans walked out. >> and millie vanilli, two models who won the grammy for "girl, you know it's true." it was later revealed the duo did not sing a single word. they, of course, were later stripped of their award. ironically, rob on the left, committed suicide years later. >> you can't lip-sync to someone else's voice. you have to lip-sync to your own voice. that's the problem. >> i'm not convinced beyonce lip-synced. >> let's just all blame it on the rain. and lunesta®(eszopiclone) can help you get there.
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to the gym. someone trying to make it easier for you. those of you with back pain or poor posture, there's a new t-shirt that uses what they call compression panels. think of it like spanx for men. they're designed to pull the body back into a correct, more supportive posture. back pain is caused by having weak abdominal muscles. so basically this new t-shirt works like a back brace to keep your shoulders from going forward and to make sure your spine is in correct alignment and tones your stomach at the same time. >> that's the part i don't believe. does it give you a six pack wearing a t-shirt? >> maybe just tying -- tighten you up, get rid of that post-holiday gut. >> hey, another reason to stay on the couch and not go to the gym. how about this. talking about looking good. apparently women look their
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oldest at 3:30 p.m. every wednesday. a study has been found, because that's when energy levels plummet, work stress is at its peak. and that's bad news for me, because i have a daily segment on cnn called "on the case with sunny hostin." there it is. >> you look good to me. >> and it's at 3:30 every day. i do look a little tired. not as tired as i look on this show. >> sunny has 14 jobs, and that is one of them. i think you look good for that time of day. >> thank you. also, another little story here. this is for all of you that have been blowing snot rockets. there's a new ice cream infused with bourbon that may help you get over the flu. bourbon-infused ice cream. it's called -- now offering jenny's ice cream offering influenza sorbet.
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it contains maker's mark whisky, cayenne pepper, ginger, honey and fruit juices, all things said to help with flu symptoms. it won't protect you like the shot, which we all should get. so if you're suffering, that may help you out. this lady may have had a lot of ice cream. talk about bootyliscious. she's 420 pounds. apparently she has the widest hips in the world. they measure a staggering eight feet in circumference. she's very pleased with her figure. her biggest fan is her husband. they've been married ten years. he says he likes her shape. how about that? >> oh, my lord. looks l
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this morning on this morning on "world news now," deadly deep freeze. the arctic winter system that's now blamed for at least four deaths. >> the north pole is warmer than parts of the midwest this morning, as this bitter weather widens its grip. it's wednesday, january 23rd. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> it is cold up here. >> it is bitter cold in new york. >> it is. everybody bundle up. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. accuweather brings us up to date on the nasty cold snap in our top story. it hasn't been this cold for a while. >> old man winter is up and he's not happy. that's for sure. also this morning, seven tons of marijuana, pot, that's what federal agents, yes, uncovered in a drug bust that is making history. how smugglers tried and failed to move all of this marijuana into the country.
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that's a lot of pot. come on. >> that's one way to stay warm. also later this half hour, painful lessons for men from women. the simulation that lets men feel the intense pain of childbirth. >> yes. welcome to our world. i have two my children myself, and it is an interesting experience to say the least. >> women endure so much more than men physically. so i tip my hat. >> it is something to behold. >> god bless y'all. i couldn't do it, no way in the world. we all showed you the swanky public celebrations the president and first lady attended after the inaugural. wait until you hear about the after party. who attended, who took pictures of the bash. that is coming up in "the skinny." i mean, that was the ticket to have, the invite to have.
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>> oh, yeah. there's -- everyone knows there's the party that's always good. but all the good stuff goes down at the after party, when the real party people get together late night. but we begin with the biting temperatures that are gripping a third of the country right now. more than 100 million of us locked in an icebox right now. >> that's right. windchill advisories have been posted from the dakotas to virginia. it will feel like 50 below zero in northern new england. i can't believe i just said that. 50 below in northern new england. and in new york city, it won't even make it out of the teens. our coverage begins with abc's sam champion. >> reporter: to even the most winter aware, this arctic chill is for real. >> i feel cold, yeah. >> very cold. >> reporter: from the midwest to the northeast, it's the coldest air in two years.
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and for most of the country, it's a sudden and drastic change. in cedar rapids, iowa, a balmy 51 degrees saturday. less than 48 hours later, it was 2 degrees below zero, a temperature swing of more than 53 degrees. >> the wind is just ripping. it makes it ten times worse than it should be. >> reporter: this was chicago a month ago. you won't see any shorts on the street. chicago dropped below zero for the first time in almost two years. and a frozen lake michigan left even this poor dog stranded. this blast came in so quickly, it brought blinding snow. in michigan, whiteout conditions. >> you can barely see in front of you. >> reporter: if you're working outside like these construction workers, there's a real danger of hypothermia, frostbite, even cold air asthma. medical experts tell us breathing freezing air can trigger lung spasms. >> i can't feel my nose or fingers. >> reporter: and maybe even too
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cold for ice fishing. this fisherman caught these fish live, but now they're frozen solid in the bucket. skin is something to be really careful of. when it gets to 20 or 30 below, exposed skin can freeze in about ten minutes. sam champion, abc news, new york. >> at least that fish looked fresh. >> it sure did. freshly frozen. this arctic system covers a broad area from the upper plains all the way to maine. >> our coverage continues with meteorologist jim dicky. >> good morning. another frigid day on tap from the nation's midsection to the northeast. minus 9 in burlington. 4 in syracuse. 7 in buffalo. lake-effect snow continues here. minus 3 in minneapolis. minus 7 in bismarck and most of these temps an improvement from yesterday. now, as far as how cold it will feel, when you factor in the winds, many spots well below zero from new york northward.
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certainly in the upper midwest. rob and sunny, back to you. >> thanks a lot, jim. an unwelcome surprise in northern texas where the region was rattled by an earthquake centered in irving, three miles from the dallas-ft. worth airport. minor quakes rocked the same area back in september. turning now to capitol hill where lawmakers are expected to improve an increase in the government's borrowing limit today. republicans are giving up for their push to exchange spending cuts for an increase in debt. the extension is only for about three months, so a battle still looms between the president and congress over the debt limit. >> just remember, they got through that fiscal cliff deal, barely. but there's still several financial hurdles, and this is one of them, that lies ahead. but raising the debt limit is nothing new, because they've done it 76 times prior, congress has, including 11 times in the
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past 8 to 11 years. the nuance is they're not raising -- if they approve this, they're not raising the debt limit, they're saying we're not going to enforce the debt limit until may 18. that way the republicans can say we didn't vote for an increase. we're just voting to temporarily suspend enforcing the limit. so interesting politics in all of this. >> it has to be done, because the u.s. will default on all financial obligations. right now the debt limit is $16.4 trillion. >> exactly. and they expect to hit that late february or early march, we'll hit that limit. so this buys some time. again, washington is best at kicking things down the road. but also, the president has said this is money we've already spent. this isn't saying give us more money, these are bills we've already incurred. that's why he used that analogy, you go to dinner, you eat and run out the door when the check comes. you've already racked up the
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bill. the president has signaled he will not oppose this, so it should happen. also, big day on capitol hill for other reasons. it could be a brutal day for outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton. it's the long-postponed hearing on the benghazi attack. clinton faces the pent-up frustration of prominent senators who made it clear they want answers what went wrong at the american consulate in libya. >> i want to know what she was doing, did she give any orders. >> this will be one of clinton's last public appearances as secretary. confirmation hearings for john kerry as the next secretary of state begin tomorrow. border police have been showing off what they are calling a record pot bust. the seven tons of marijuana put on display yesterday is the most ever seized at an arizona border crossing. each of the 600 bails of weed weighs between 25 and 30 pounds. it was discovered last week during a high-risk shipment
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inspection. >> when the load came through, it was documented as just metal. however, as you know, the concealment of these types of shipments start long before the truck arrives here. >> the street value is between $7 million and $12 million. a mexican man who was driving the truck when the marijuana was found is in custody. >> wow. the rampant flu season is linked to a shortage now in the nation's donor blood supply. blood centers just like this one in missouri are running low these days because so many folks out there have come down with the flu and are simply unable to donate. the health care workers say you can still donate if you had the flu, but you must be symptom free for at least 24 hours. get-well wishes are going out to our abc news colleague barbara walters. she's giving us an update after her fall in washington, d.c.
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over the weekend. she says she's still in the hospital where she's running a low-grade fever. doctors are keeping her there until temps are back to normal and she's looking forward to going home. >> that is good to know. sometimes at that age, barbara is 83, a fall like that can lead to other serious issues. but look, if anyone can beat it, it is the indestructible barbara. >> a vibrant 3i8 -- 83. >> may we all live that well at that age. it's been more than 12 years now since the segway was unveiled, and some people are having difficulty getting the hang of that thing. >> plenty of riders, seemingly of all ages, winding up on the ground when they should have been on the segway. >> watch the car. word to any segway rider in waiting. be careful out there.
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watch your balance, and the best advice of all, wear a stinking helmet. please. >> look at that! >> why do we like to watch people fall? >> i don't know. it's almost like a guilty pleasure. but no one got hurt. but why ride one of those? i don't know. it's not that convenient when you're biting the dust like that. >> good luck, folks. coming up next, painful lessons for men about childbirth. >> that's right. and exposing lies at the supermark. high-priced food items you buy may be a fraud. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ if you cook your meals at home rather than get takeout, you probably think you know what's going into the dish. >> turns out not so much. a new study shows some of the food in our kitchens may be counterfeit with some surprising ingredients in all those boxes and jars. abc's jim avila reveals clues that can tip us off. >> reporter: staples of the grocery aisle, all according to a study to be released by usp, a
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trusted independent lab. >> food products are not always what they purport to be. >> reporter: 7% of america's food supply estimated to contain fraudulent ingredients. in this new review says these liquids in ground foods are most often doctored. expensive extra virgin olive oil diluted with cheaper olive oil. costly pomegranate juice adulteration, widespread. tea bags filled with fern leaves and common lawn grass. pure lemon juice reduced by sugar and water. >> one had 10% lemon juice, one had 15%, another 25% and the last one had 35%. >> reporter: what can a consumer do? first, if you can, buy whole products. tea leaves, coffee beans, and pepper. grind them yourself. and be careful of super price cut. that's pretty cheap for extra virgin olive oil.
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>> and something that should raise eyebrows for a consumer. >> reporter: the fda and grocery manufacture's association tell abc news they take the new findings seriously and monitor grocery aisles for food fraud. now, both have new ammunition to fight it. jim avila, abc news, washington. >> i don't like that. >> i've got to look for lawn grass in my tea bag. how sad is that? >> i'm a tea drinker too. i thought my tea smelled a little funny. >> smells like motor oil. the amount of food they found is up 60% this year. this is not an uncommon thing. >> i cannot believe that. the lawn grass got me. >> in the tea bag. oh, well. as long as it's got caffeine in it. coming up, party pictures from the after hours inaugural bash. >> and a reunion tour for some of the biggest names in boy bands, coming up next in "the skinny."
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♪ skinny, so skinny skinny in the house! >> oh, lord. willis had a rough time in puberty. it's tough for him. willis, you would have had a good time. everybody would have had a good
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time at this post-inaugural ball party at the white house. >> that was the ticket. >> that was the ticket. i'm sure a lot of celebs and big donors came out. it didn't end until 3:00 a.m., and everybody, including the president and first lady, were partying hard. take a look at some of these pictures that came out. there's the president hugging swiss beats. he's the husband of alicia keys. and michelle obama, jason wu, red dress there. and we have this other picture. you see katy perry and john mayer looking -- they were having a good time. >> nothing going on there. >> apparently michelle obama was dancing to beyonce's big hit "single lady" and get this, they said there was a report at the party that usher and the
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president got into a "gangnam style" dance-off. but still no reports on who actually won. >> i hope we have pictures or video of that. >> katy perry tweeted, just left the white house. all other parties from here on out will be judged. and kelly clarkson, who performed, wrote just partied at the white house. i kid you not, michelle obama stood up and got the party started. seriously cool first lady. they had a good time. >> i'm jealous about that one. check this out. remember all those boy bands? who didn't love them? new kids on the block, boyz ii men, 98 degrees, all going on tour. yes, they're all going on tour. the package tour is scheduled to kick off may 31st in connecticut. it's going to travel across the country, wrapping july 13th in minneapolis. remember boyz ii men? >> i'm not going to lie, i would go to a boyz ii men concert. >> we should go together. >> i had a very pivotal moment
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of my life when boyz ii men was on the tape deck. >> i'm not going to ask. >> i just have a happy memory i wanted to share with y'all from november of '94. don't ask. it was a lovely time. also, arnold schwarzenegger back in the news, giving another interview to the media saying he's trying to save his marriage to maria shriver. >> maybe he should have thought about that when he was having an affair with his housekeeper. >> yeah, she was cleaning. he said he's trying to, you know, patch things up. she filed for divorce in 2011 but he says he's trying hard to piece it back together. >> i'll believe that when i see it. and shakira and her boyfriend welcome a baby boy. congratulations. they named him milan. not so sure about that. >> interesting name. those hips don't lie. e. those hips don't lie. look ! no ugly spots ! and see that shine !
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i like that. it is the kind of thing a guy hears all the time, we cannot take the pain and definitely couldn't deal with childbirth. >> i think that's true. now there's a way, rob, for you to get a sense of what that experience is really like. it's a simulation that lets men experience labor pains, and that's why this is our, especially my, favorite story of the day. abc's abby boudreau has more. >> reporter: it's the kind of pain that even when it's not exactly real, makes grown men cry. labor. >> you have to do this the natural way. >> reporter: up until this point, only women knew the agony of childbirth, which isn't too far from this scene in "knocked up."
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but now they know all that screaming on the big screen isn't just an act. giving birth really hurts. as part of a stunt, these men were hooked up to a machine with electrodes stuck to their abdomens, all to simulate labor pain. just like the real thing, the cramping, or contractions, got stronger, longer, and closer together. they say they did it so they could better empathize with women. but not so fast. >> you can think of it like as very strong charlie horse. but is it as painful as labor? my opinion would be it isn't. >> reporter: we showed the video to this woman who is five months pregnant, and her husband, james. do you think it's important to feel what your wife is going through? >> ummm, no.
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>> reporter: you're in trouble, buddy. you're in trouble. so just how long could these two take the pain? the average labor lasts between 12 and 14 hours. but these guys? they only lasted two. abby boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> and one of them needed oxygen? >> whole new respect for y'all. i can't handle it. >> no, you cannot. no, you cannot. it's happening, is it happening? >> oh, just take it out, just take it out. lord, just take it out. just take it out. just get it done. lord!
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this morning on "world news
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now," campus gunfire. the shooting at a houston community college. the victims and the latest from police. >> yet another incident of gun violence, adding ammo to the debate over firearms. it's wednesday, january 23rd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. i'm sunny hostin. >> and i'm rob nelson. we'll explain what happened in houston and get some perspective on the gun control issue coming up in our top story. you have to wonder, are some of these things we've seen since newtown copycat crimes? always the danger after a major headline-grabbing tragedy like that. >> i can't believe that we're still seeing footage of college campuses and schools sort of under siege and under fire. >> incredible. think could have been a lot worse too. also this morning, the president's agenda set for his second term. why his comments about global warming and climate change during his inaugural address
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raised a few eyebrows and why his opponents did not like what they heard. plus, from the battlefield to the public spotlight, as prince harry's military assignment ends, he has some choice words for the british media following his every move. and later this half hour, the noisy goat. yes, goat, that is sure to get your attention during the super bowl commercial break. we're getting our first look at the captivating ad. >> i love the super bowl ads. i love them. >> the commercials have become just as much of the night as the game itself. you know what i mean? so interesting ad featuring kate upton. it's worth a look. so stay tuned for that. but first, turning to that shooting incident in houston. at first it seemed like just another day of classes at lonestar college. students working in classrooms as usual. >> that all changed when shots rang out and police with guns
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drawn put the school into lockdown. abc's karen travers is covering the shooting and the ongoing gun control debate. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. the shooting yesterday in texas was prompted by an argument by two men. but it certainly sparked fears of another school shooting rampage. houston's lonestar college went on lockdown after police were called to reports of a shooting. law enforcement officials said three people were injured after two men got into a fight. >> i heard the shots. i saw a guy trying to run into the bushes, trying to get away, and he just laid there. >> i glanced at him and i heard six bullets. anybody out there could have been shot. >> reporter: since the newtown massacre last month, there's been a renewed focus on the nation's gun violence. but the shootings continue. 15-year-old nehemiah is accused of killing his parents and three siblings last week at their new
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mexico home. law enforcement officials said he considered going to a walmart and shoot random people. but something stopped him. in his inaugural address, president obama said combatting gun violence should be a top priority for lawmakers. >> our journey is not complete until all our children know that they are cared for and cherished. and always safe from harm. >> reporter: last week he pushed congress to pass legislation to require universal background checks for gun purchases, limit the number of rounds in magazine clips, and renew a band on so-called assault weapons. >> if you're debating it on the merit or the substance, that bill is not going to pass. >> reporter: the president said since sandy hook more than 900 americans have been killed by gun violence and that will only increase while congress debates. rob and sunny, back to you. >> we did learn more. police identified the suspected
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gunman as 22-year-old carlton berry. he's being charged with aggravated assault, but he's in the hospital because he was also shot and injured. and the other person involved in the fight may also be charged. he's also injured and in the hospital as well. >> like you mentioned a second ago, just the number of scenes we've seen at all levels. those lockdown scenes and kids scrambling. you have to imagine panicked moments what those folks must have -- must have been feeling at the time. >> must have been terrified. >> should be fascinating where the gun control debate goes. obviously the president did his executive orders, put a few things in motion. critics would say it hasn't gone far enough. gun control people say, you're going after our guns again, and the real issue here is mental illness, get off the second amendment. so you don't know what's going to happen. again, i've said this several times on the show, there are 200 to 300 million guns on the streets of this country.
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no matter what they do on capitol hill, the horse is left with the gate open. >> how does it make it safer with more guns? two people get into an argument. i guess they both have guns, they're shooting at each other and other people get hurt in the cross fire. i don't know the answer to the argument that more guns make people more safe. it just doesn't seem to make sense to me. >> we are a gun-loving country, and it just -- it is what it is to some extent. i don't know. lawmakers in the house are expected to increase the government's ability to borrow money later today. top republicans wanted spending cuts to curb the debt but they've given up on those efforts for now. the debt limit will increase over the next three months, allowing the government to cover financial obligations. so the battle is far from over. political opponents heard fighting words in the president's inaugural address, and insiders are raising their eyebrows over the president's
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push on climate change. here's white house correspondent jonathan karl. >> reporter: president obama's inaugural speech outlined a boldly liberal vision that congressional republicans declared dead on arrival. >> unabashedly far left of center inauguration speech. obviously it's not designed to bring us together. >> reporter: now that the inauguration is over, what is the president actually going to do? he dedicated more of the speech to climate change than any one issue. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. >> reporter: that came as a surprise. during the campaign, the president spent more time touting the very fossil fuels that contribute to global warming. >> too much oil, that's a good problem to have. >> reporter: we tried to press the white house on what the president is going to do now that he's made climate change a top priority. >> i think the president will move forward in implements some of the actions he took in the
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first term. >> did he run a single ad during the entire campaign that invoked climate change? >> i can't remember. >> reporter: we checked. the campaign ran more than 460,000 ads. not a single one mentioned climate change. officials acknowledge there aren't the votes in congress for a big bill, even for moderate democrats. that's why on this issue, the president's first move won't be in congress. >> supporters like you will be the heart of this organization. >> reporter: with an assist from the first lady, he's launching his new advocacy group, organizing for action to build public support and pressure to get votes in congress that aren't there right now. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. the top commander in afghanistan has been cleared of any wrongdoing for exchanging e-mails with a florida woman. there were hundreds of messages between the general and tampa
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socialite jill kelly. the pentagon ultimately found they were not inappropriate. the investigation was triggered as part of the david petraeus sex scandal. >> interesting. i remember from that scandal a few months ago, up to 30,000 pages of e-mails and documents from his communications with kelly between 2010 and 2012, but none of them have been made public. >> she was interviewed by howard curts recently. she says that is an exaggeration and there were about 300 e-mails. my question is, if you're in a military operation responsible for military operation, how do you have that much discretionary time to e-mail not your wife or your children, but sort of this socialite over 300 times? even 300 to me seems odd and inappropriate. but we don't know the content. >> right.
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we don't know. it habit -- hasn't been made public. i'm sure they would argue we're just friends and those were innocent the flirtatious e-mails. interesting scandal. jerry sandusky is in fact facing a new lawsuit in connection with his child sex abuse case. a young man who testified against sandusky last year is suing him along with his charity and penn state itself. during stan san -- during sandusky's trial, the man was known as victim number six. he's seeking $75,000 in damages. and supporters of former penn state football coach joe paterno turned out in the freezing cold last night for a candle light vigil. it was to mark the first anniversary of paterno's death from lung cancer. here's a story to warm your heart, rob. your new orleans saints have their coach back. sean payton has been reinstated by the nfl after serving a one-season suspension for his
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role in the saints' bounty program. the league commissioner roger goodell ended his suspension two weeks early, saying payton fully complied with all the requirements imposed on him. >> and speculation that goodell did not want any backlash when he went down to the super bowl in new orleans. that was the interesting part of the timing as well. i'm done, i'm done. anyone who watches nfl games on tv is familiar by now with the computer generated first down line they see on the screen. that could be part of the game for fans in the stadium, as well. the league says it's not entirely convinced about it. further consideration will be given to it after this season. i think it would be kind of cool. >> i like that idea. here's your wednesday weather. another frigid day from the northern plains to the northeast with windchills in northern new england dipping to 50 below
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zero. unimaginable. up to 8 inches of lake-effect snow around erie, syracuse and northern michigan. showers and freezing rain from seattle to portland. >> 40s in the pacific northwest. minus 10 in fargo. 6 degrees in minneapolis. teens from detroit to boston. now, we all know that dolphins are smart. they've been called the second smartest animal on the planet, in fact. >> here's all the evidence you might need. it was captured in the waters off of hawaii. that bottle nose dolphin fin is tangled with fishing line and it seems to be allowing the diver to help. >> eventually the diver is able to cut the line away and the dolphin swims away. they certainly are smart. >> free willy. very nice. coming up next, how you can help a super bowl advertiser make a major decision about a high-profile commercial. and the wild 3-year-old boy who appears fearless around some dangerous animals. you're watching "world news now."
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the most dangerous war zones in the world, afghanistan's helmand province. >> this is my office. it's quite cramped. i'm 6'2", my knees are up against the screen. my helmet, my american wings. >> reporter: graduating top gun after training at the naval air base in california, harry is now an apache helicopter co-pilot, a gunner. he's the man with his finger on the trigger. he's not afraid to use it. >> take a life to save a life, that's what we revolve around. it's just people trying to do bad stuff to our guys. we'll take them out of the game, i suppose. >> reporter: while he was out there, harry marked his 28th birthday, marred by a taliban attack on his base. a high-profile prince suddenly made a high-level target.
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>> no one really knows yet. it was a bit of a reality check. >> reporter: but he doesn't forget his other role, his royal role. >> there's a switch, and i flick it when necessary. i like to think it's measured. this is my work. >> reporter: and his charity work, which is close to his heart. >> medically, if i can do that, that's perfect. i would love to do it. >> reporter: charity work that harry will get to do now that he's out of afghanistan safe and sound. >> all right. still to come in the show today, the game inside the game. the super bowl ads are now being unveiled. >> and some advertisers want to know what you want to see before they show it to everyone. you're watching "world news now." >> hey, girl.
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♪ taking care of business every way ♪ >> taking care of business. >> for many people, the super bowl is not just about the two best football teams in the country. it's all about the ads. >> absolutely. and that comes at a big price. this year, cbs charged about $3.7 million for 30 seconds of commercial time. those ads have been sold out for weeks now. >> now advertisers are beginning to give us a little preview of what the ads will be like. >> i love this. this is a teaser from mercedes, featuring a slow-motion kate upton in a tank top, short, and, yeah, just a few suds right there. promises of a car wash, but the ad reveals a group of gawking football players who are washing the car. but i have a feeling that will grab the attention of a few male super bowl viewers.
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i must admit he had one critic that says kate upton does not look as good as she once did on that swimsuit cover in that famous video. >> she looks pretty good though. >> i ain't going to complain. >> but i'm surprised at mer sc s mercedes. they've been historically conservative. they went out there. >> i'll take that ride. >> and ads that let the viewers pick the endings. >> check this one out from coca-cola. three teams, cowboys, futuristic warriors and show girls race across the desert to nab a giant bottle of coke. coke will run a 30-second teaser ad before the game asking viewers to pick the winner of the race. >> who wins for you? >> i'll take the futuristic warriors. >> i like the cowboys. >> not the show girls? >> no, no. >> willis' choice.
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well, to the land down under now, and the story of a little boy with a hobby that most grown men would not try. >> that's for sure. the 3-year-old is spending his time wrestling crocodiles and boa constrictors. his dad says it's not a big deal. it's a family business, after all. abc's john muller has the story. >> reporter: he's billed as australia's youngest wildlife ranger, 3-year-old charlie parker. all jazzed up about reptiles, big ones. learning the family business at their wildlife park down under. and these photos have just turned him into an international and controversial sensation. >> it's a boa constrictor. >> reporter: his best friend, pablo, an 8-foot long boa that weighs more than he does. it could kill him in an instant. still, this toddler is fearless, even practicing with young alligators.
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watch as he takes a dip with a gator, wrestling with him, cradling him, shocking images to some but charlie's dad couldn't be prouder. >> he can be an ambassador for conservation and animal welfare and i think it's great for everybody. >> reporter: but is he simply too young for this risky contact with wild, dangerous, potentially deadly animals? >> children and wild animals is not a good mix. you can train a wild animal, but never tame one. >> reporter: last year, he shocked the public when he released videos of his 18-month-old daughter playing and petting a 300-pound gorilla. and steve irwin drew criticism for holding his young son too close to a crocodile. but little charlie has been taught a healthy respect for the danger involved. here he watches his older brother field a crocodile from a safe distance. listen to him shout.
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>> be careful. >> you're jeopardizing yourself and others around you, if done correctly, is benefitting others. >> reporter: john muller, abc news, new york. >> i'm speechless. >> wow. but see -- >> a boa constrictor can just constrict and kill him. why would a parent allow that? >> it's cute now until something happens to that little boy. >> gorgeous little boy. >> to each his own. >> i'm not into that one. >> i don't quite get it. that's the news for this half hour. remember to follow us on facebook.
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this morning on "world news now," face-to-face. the tough questions hillary
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clinton could face today in a long-awaited congressional hearing on the benghazi attacks. >> why it will not be an easy day for this outgoing secretary of state. it's wednesday, january 23rd. from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. we'll take you to capitol hill to preview secretary clinton's hearing in a moment. that's going to be an interesting hearing. >> long awaited. there's some serious questions about what happened in benghazi, and as secretary of state, before she leaves that job, she has a duty to answer those questions and they're fired up on capitol hill. >> and she always said she would answer them. and in a moment, to los angeles where a major sex abuse scandal involving roman catholic clergy could hit a legal brick wall. the outrage from accusers demanding justice. also this morning, addressing new york's
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housing shortage. architects entered a contest to design a tiny but liveable apartment for the city's growing population of singles. we'll show you the winning design. and later this half hour, did beyonce really lip-sync at the president's inauguration? if so, she joins a long list of performers who were not really live, they were memorex. >> that was the hot topic yesterday. i'm not sure that's really the dominant issue in our country, but a lot of people were talking about it. and some other high-profile lip-syncing things i didn't even know. one really caught me off guard. i was crushed to find out one really important performance was not what you thought it was. >> we're going to explore that. >> it's coming up. but before all of that, secretary of state hillary clinton is practically out of the door, but she faces one last major public appearance and this will probably not be a pleasant one.
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>> clinton testifies today before lawmakers on the benghazi attacks. abc's martha raddatz has a preview from washington. >> reporter: hillary clinton seemed all business. no heels, no contact lenses. she held tight to husband bill, carefully navigating the stairs on the way to the ceremony. the secretary did not take the arm of her military escort, but the clintons could be heard saying to the escort they appreciated that he was there just in case. >> hello. >> reporter: moments later, she was on her own, all smiles, no sign of any residual effects from that nasty concussion. but returning to capitol hill, her headache may be back as she faces what could be a brutal day, the long postponed hearing on benghazi and the pent up frustration of prominent senators who made it clear they want answers about what went wrong. >> i want to know what she was doing, did she give any orders. >> reporter: the outrage on capitol hill already cost u.n.
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ambassador susan rice a shot at being clinton's replacement, by saying it began with spontaneous protests. there will be more specifics, why wasn't there more security in such a dangerous place? were you aware there were requests for more security? if not, why not? if so, why were those requests denied? there's already been an investigation and four employees have been removed from their post, but it is clinton who the hill committees have long wanted to hear from. the state department says clinton is eager to testify, but it's not the way she wanted to end her tenure, and it will be one of her last appearances as secretary. john kerry's confirmation hearing is scheduled for thursday. martha raddatz, abc news, washington.
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>> as you heard in martha's piece, there already has been a probe into this that showed systemic failures in the way security was handled at the consulate and a lack of proactive senior leadership. and the security around that consulate was profoundly weak. so there are some critical questions hillary has to answer today. so the state department has already agreed to enforce 29 recommendations to improve security, send teams around the world to monitor and check on security at our diplomatic posts. so some of the aftermath we've already seen. >> and they agreed to that immediately. the state department has been very transparent in their reaction to this. there were a lot of people saying that she has this benghazi concussion, and that's where there was much ado about the fact she had fallen. but she did have a medical condition and she always said she's willing to answer the question. i suspect she's not going to be
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opaque. >> there's some tough questions and she does owe the country some answers. and political drama here on the senate committee, marko rubio from florida, rumored 2016 presidential front-runner. and hillary could be running, as well. so that's the political dirt behind some of what you'll see today. moving on to more news this morning. more french troops are pouring into the african nation of mali to battle islamic militants. france has about 3,000 troops involved in the operation. u.s. planes are flying in french personnel and equipment. the pentagon says it's still considering a request from france for aerial refueling support. and there's been a stunning political reversal in israel. prime minister benjamin netanyahu did not cruise to an easy victory in yesterday's election. netanyahu did win, but a surprisingly strong showing by a political newcomer turned pre-election forecasters on their heads. that means netanyahu may be
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forced to make a stronger effort at peace with the palestinians. there's relief for dozens of american families who feared they would not be able to adopt children from russia. overnight, the american embassy in moscow confirmed 46 pending adoptions are being allowed to proceed. some of those adopted children may arrive in the u.s. today. they were put in jeopardy when russia banned american adoptions on january 1. the new poll reveals changing views on american immigration policies. 60% of americans favor a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants in the u.s. just three years ago, only half of those polled favored such a move. republicans are leading the change with 53% favoring citizenship for illegal immigration. that's up dramatically from three years ago. >> more fallout from the election perhaps. and now to the growing outrage in los angeles over the just released documents in the
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roman catholic sex abuse scandal. they show the now retired cardinal discussed strategies to keep police from finding out about the abuse. they also show priests were prevented from getting therapy, were moved out of state and one priest was paid a secret salary after getting a teen pregnant. victims you can imagine are now demanding justice. >> i brought the handcuffs today. it's open. they'll fit on him. >> they need to be removed and punished. and it's time for him to be criminally investigated. >> the district attorney's office says it will look at all the documents released. but legal experts say the statute of limitations may make prosecution impossible. it was almost like taking candy from a baby, only the victims were just a little bit older. police outside philadelphia are looking for creepy criminal who robbed a group of girl scouts. that's right.
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the girls were selling cookies at a supermarket when a man reached into their cash box, snatched a handful of cash and ran off. he got away with $20. >> who steals from the girl scouts? come on. now a big sports headline. a major upset at the australian open. serena williams' run of 20 consecutive wins game to an end. she was defeated by 19-year-old american sloan stevens. williams suffered a back injury in the second set of today's quarterfinal and she played the rest of the way in pretty obvious pain. for stevens, she moves on to her first ever grand slam semifinal. no one saw that coming. here's a look at your forecast. dangerous below zero and single digit temps from the dakotas to northern new england. lake-effect snow from northern michigan to western pennsylvania and new york. warming up in the central and southern rockies. rain and mountain snow in the pacific northwest. >> 30s from boise to billings. 20 in chicago and just 19 in new york.
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70s in phoenix, dallas and miami. we've reported before about lavish apartments right here in the big apple and elsewhere. here is the opposite. >> check out a fully furnished 325 square foot studio apartment, all the conveniences of modern life, except the space. it's part of a new exhibit opening today at the new york museum. >> it's the design of a new microunit apartment building here in new york. that building is supposed to open next year. >> according to city law, every apartment in new york must be at least 400 square feet, which is tiny. but if this program proves successful, that could be amended for it to be smaller. >> i grew up in an apartment. i can do that. >> 400 square foot? >> i could do 250. >> that's not much bigger than this desk. >> you're just there to sleep. there's so much to do in new york. you're there to sleep, may make a cup of tea.
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it's no secret, the job market is rough, especially for recent college grads. but one young man decided to make his own way and embrace the entrepreneurial spirit. >> that's right. he's come up with a new business that's really going against the grain. >> reporter: where could he possibly be going on a skateboard? from here, a small workshop in san francisco's industrial district. >> the main stuff is main out of walnut and cherry. >> reporter: handmade sunglasses sold online that he made hills. these aren't just an example of a product made in america but an
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attitude. he graduated from college in the fall of 2008. he had a degree in marketing. just one problem, america was entering the great recession. no one would hire him. >> i got sick of waiting for other people to decide what was going to happen for me. >> reporter: steven finally figured if no one would hire him to market an item, he would have to invent one and hire himself. but for a buy with rudimentary woodworking skills, that took a while. >> i didn't know you couldn't do it, so i just kept doing it. >> reporter: bottom line, he's so dedicated to his young business, he spends a lot of time with only a hot plate and alley for a view. >> i've seen people with startups that want their weekends and work 9:00 to 5:00. i looked at it like it's a luxury to get to work for yourself. >> reporter: sometimes made in america means making yourself in america. it's lots of work and lots of worry.
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wayne friedman, abc news. >> making lemonade. >> and i like those glasses. >> $180 to $250. that's the price. >> i think i'm going to order some. >> we'll be back, everybody. stay with us. >> we'll be back, everybody. >> we'll be back, everybody. stay with us.
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♪ who can forget that? the motown 25 anniversary show back in '93. an incredible performance that night. michael jackson unveiling the moonwalk. >> and we all practiced it, didn't we? >> who didn't? >> but jackson lip-synced the entire song.
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>> oh, man. >> yes. and now another electrifying performance is under fire. beyonce may have lip-synced the "star spangled banner" and the president's inauguration. abc's david wright has this story. ♪ and the rocket's red glare >> reporter: right down to that dramatic flourish with the ear piece, her performance was picture perfect. but was she just acting? earlier the marine corps band confirmed they were just pretending to play their instruments and said flat out beyonce was lip-syncing. a band spokesman told abc news we do not know why she decided to go with the prerecorded music at the last minute. on the platform, her fellow performers, who did their portions live, presumably
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thought she was singing live, too. watch kelly clarkson closely here. "it's sho -- so hard," she mouthed, congratulating beyonce. there is a precedent. they played air violin and cello at obama's first inaugural. it was cold enough that day to snap a string. it was cold enough to worry james taylor. ♪ for amber waves of grain >> it's always hard for a guitar player to play when it's cold because your hands stiffen up. i was very relieved to have gotten through it without a major train wreck. ♪ above the fruited plains
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>> reporter: facing a train wreck of bad pr, the marine corps band revised its earlier statement. no one in the marine band is in a position to assess whether beyonce's performance was live or prerecorded. an inauguration is supposed to be history, not showbiz. and history is rarely perfect. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> oh, interesting mystery. we already showed you michael jackson's famous lip-sync. that was from 1983. but how about this one? >> one of the most famous performances, whitney houston's "star-spangled banner" at the 1991 super bowl was a lip-sync. she sang into a dead mic. >> i learned that today. my heart is broken.
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also, another soul-stirring performance that was on tape, pavorzi lip-synced at the winter games. it was the last time the public saw him perform. >> and britney spears was caught lip syncing promoting her album. angry fans walked out. >> and millie vanilli, two models who won the grammy for "girl, you know it's true." it was later revealed the duo did not sing a single word. they, of course, were later stripped of their award. ironically, rob on the left, committed suicide years later. >> you can't lip-sync to someone else's voice. you have to lip-sync to your own voice. that's the problem. >> i'm not convinced beyonce lip-synced. >> let's just all blame it on the rain. ame it on the rain. and lunesta®(eszopiclone) can help you get there.
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someone trying to make it easier for you. those of you with back pain or poor posture, there's a new t-shirt that uses what they call compression panels. think of it like spanx for men. they're designed to pull the body back into a correct, more supportive posture. back pain is caused by having weak abdominal muscles. so basically this new t-shirt works like a back brace to keep your shoulders from going forward and to make sure your spine is in correct alignment and tones your stomach at the same time. >> that's the part i don't believe. does it give you a six pack wearing a t-shirt? >> maybe just tighten you up, get rid of that post-holiday gut. >> hey, another reason to stay on the couch and not go to the gym. how about this. talking about looking good. apparently women look their
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oldest at 3:30 p.m. every wednesday. a study has been found, because that's when energy levels plummet, work stress is at its peak. and that's bad news for me, because i have a daily segment on cnn called "on the case with sunny hostin." there it is. >> you look good to me. >> and it's at 3:30 every day. i do look a little tired. not as tired as i look on this show. >> sunny has 14 jobs, and that is one of them. i think you look good for that time of day. >> thank you. also, another little story here. this is for all of you that have been blowing snot rockets. there's a new ice cream infused with bourbon that may help you get over the flu. bourbon-infused ice cream. it's called -- now offering jenny's ice cream offering influenza sorbet. it contains maker's mark whiskey, cayenne pepper, ginger, honey and fruit juices, all things said to help with flu symptoms.
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it won't protect you like the shot, which we all should get. so if you're suffering, that may help you out. this lady may have had a lot of ice cream. talk about bootylicious. she's 420 pounds. apparently she has the widest hips in the world. they measure a staggering eight feet in circumference. she's very pleased with her figure. her biggest fan is her husband. they've been married ten years. he says he likes her shape. how about that? >> oh, my lord. looks like she ate kim kardashian.
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this morning on "world news now," deadly deep freeze. the arctic winter system that's
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now blamed for at least four deaths. >> the north pole is warmer than parts of the midwest this morning, as this bitter weather widens its grip. it's wednesday, january 23rd. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> it is cold up here. >> it is bitter cold in new york. >> it is. everybody bundle up. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. accuweather brings us up to date on the nasty cold snap in our top story. it hasn't been this cold for a while. >> old man winter is up and he's not happy. that's for sure. also this morning, seven tons of marijuana, pot, that's what federal agents, yes, uncovered in a drug bust that is making history.
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how smugglers tried and failed to move all of this marijuana into the country. that's a lot of pot. come on. >> that's one way to stay warm. also later this half hour, painful lessons for men from women. the simulation that lets men feel the intense pain of childbirth. >> yes. welcome to our world. i have two my children myself, and it is an interesting experience to say the least. >> women endure so much more than men physically. so i tip my hat. >> it is something to behold. >> god bless y'all. i couldn't do it, no way in the world. we all showed you the swanky public celebrations the president and first lady attended after the inaugural. wait until you hear about the after party. who attended, who took pictures of the bash. that is coming up in "the skinny."
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i mean, that was the ticket to have, the invite to have. >> oh, yeah. there's -- everyone knows there's the party that's always good. but all the good stuff goes down at the after party, when the real party people get together late night. but we begin with the biting temperatures that are gripping a third of the country right now. more than 100 million of us locked in an icebox right now. >> that's right. windchill advisories have been posted from the dakotas to virginia. it will feel like 50 below zero in northern new england. i can't believe i just said that. 50 below in northern new england. and in new york city, it won't even make it out of the teens. our coverage begins with abc's sam champion. >> reporter: to even the most winter aware, this arctic chill is for real. >> i feel cold, yeah. >> very cold. >> reporter: from the midwest to the northeast, it's the coldest
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air in two years. and for most of the country, it's a sudden and drastic change. in cedar rapids, iowa, a balmy 51 degrees saturday. less than 48 hours later, it was 2 degrees below zero, a temperature swing of more than 53 degrees. >> the wind is just ripping. it makes it ten times worse than it should be. >> reporter: this was chicago a month ago. you won't see any shorts on the street. chicago dropped below zero for the first time in almost two years. and a frozen lake michigan left even this poor dog stranded. this blast came in so quickly, it brought blinding snow. in michigan, whiteout conditions. >> you can barely see in front of you. >> reporter: if you're working outside like these construction workers, there's a real danger of hypothermia, frostbite, even cold air asthma. medical experts tell us breathing freezing air can trigger lung spasms. >> i can't feel my nose or
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fingers. >> reporter: and maybe even too cold for ice fishing. this fisherman caught these fish live, but now they're frozen solid in the bucket. skin is something to be really careful of. when it gets to 20 or 30 below, exposed skin can freeze in about ten minutes. sam champion, abc news, new york. >> at least that fish looked fresh. >> it sure did. freshly frozen. this arctic system covers a broad area from the upper plains all the way to maine. >> our coverage continues with meteorologist jim dicky. >> good morning. another frigid day on tap from the nation's midsection to the northeast. minus 9 in burlington. 4 in syracuse. 7 in buffalo. lake-effect snow continues here. minus 3 in minneapolis. minus 7 in bismarck and most of these temps an improvement from yesterday. now, as far as how cold it will feel, when you factor in the winds, many spots well below zero from new york northward. certainly in the upper midwest.
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rob and sunny, back to you. >> thanks a lot, jim. an unwelcome surprise in northern texas where the region was rattled by an earthquake centered in irving, three miles from the dallas-ft. worth airport. minor quakes rocked the same area back in september. turning now to capitol hill where lawmakers are expected to improve an increase in the government's borrowing limit today. republicans are giving up for their push to exchange spending cuts for an increase in debt. the extension is only for about three months, so a battle still looms between the president and congress over the debt limit. >> just remember, they got through that fiscal cliff deal, barely. but there's still several financial hurdles, and this is one of them, that lies ahead. but raising the debt limit is nothing new, because they've done it 76 times prior, congress has, including 11 times in the past 8 to 11 years.
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the nuance is they're not raising -- if they approve this, they're not raising the debt limit, they're saying we're not going to enforce the debt limit until may 18. that way the republicans can say we didn't vote for an increase. we're just voting to temporarily suspend enforcing the limit. so interesting politics in all of this. >> it has to be done, because the u.s. will default on all financial obligations. right now the debt limit is $16.4 trillion. >> exactly. and they expect to hit that late february or early march, we'll hit that limit. so this buys some time. again, washington is best at kicking things down the road. but also, the president has said this is money we've already spent. this isn't saying give us more money, these are bills we've already incurred. that's why he used that analogy, you go to dinner, you eat and run out the door when the check
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comes. you've already racked up the bill. the president has signaled he will not oppose this, so it should happen. also, big day on capitol hill for other reasons. it could be a brutal day for outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton. it's the long-postponed hearing on the benghazi attack. clinton faces the pent-up frustration of prominent senators who made it clear they want answers what went wrong at the american consulate in libya. >> i want to know what she was doing, did she give any orders. >> this will be one of clinton's last public appearances as secretary. confirmation hearings for john kerry as the next secretary of state begin tomorrow. border police have been showing off what they are calling a record pot bust. the seven tons of marijuana put on display yesterday is the most ever seized at an arizona border crossing. each of the 600 bails of weed weighs between 25 and 30 pounds. it was discovered last week during a high-risk shipment inspection.
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>> when the load came through, it was documented as just metal. however, as you know, the concealment of these types of shipments start long before the truck arrives here. >> the street value is between $7 million and $12 million. a mexican man who was driving the truck when the marijuana was found is in custody. >> wow. the rampant flu season is linked to a shortage now in the nation's donor blood supply. blood centers just like this one in missouri are running low these days because so many folks out there have come down with the flu and are simply unable to donate. the health care workers say you can still donate if you had the flu, but you must be symptom free for at least 24 hours. get-well wishes are going out to our abc news colleague barbara walters. she's giving us an update after her fall in washington, d.c. over the weekend. she says she's still in the
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hospital where she's running a low-grade fever. doctors are keeping her there until temps are back to normal and she's looking forward to going home. >> that is good to know. sometimes at that age, barbara is 83, a fall like that can lead to other serious issues. but look, if anyone can beat it, it is the indestructible barbara. >> a vibrant 83. >> may we all live that well at that age. it's been more than 12 years now since the segway was unveiled, and some people are having difficulty getting the hang of that thing. >> plenty of riders, seemingly of all ages, winding up on the ground when they should have been on the segway. >> watch the car. word to any segway rider in waiting. be careful out there. watch your balance, and the best advice of all, wear a stinking
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helmet. please. >> look at that! >> why do we like to watch people fall? >> i don't know. it's almost like a guilty pleasure. but no one got hurt. but why ride one of those? i don't know. it's not that convenient when you're biting the dust like that. >> good luck, folks. coming up next, painful lessons for men about childbirth. >> that's right. and exposing lies at the supermarket. high-priced food items you buy may be a fraud. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ if you cook your meals at home rather than get takeout, you probably think you know what's going into the dish. >> turns out not so much. a new study shows some of the food in our kitchens may be counterfeit with some surprising ingredients in all those boxes and jars. abc's jim avila reveals clues that can tip us off. >> reporter: staples of the grocery aisle, all according to a study to be released by usp, a trusted independent lab, frequent targets of fraud.
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>> food products are not always what they purport to be. >> reporter: 7% of america's food supply estimated to contain fraudulent ingredients. in this new review says these liquids in ground foods are most often doctored. expensive extra virgin olive oil diluted with cheaper vegetable oil. costly pomegranate juice adulteration, widespread. some diminished by grape or pear juice. tea bags filled with fern leaves and common lawn grass. pure lemon juice reduced by sugar and water. >> one had 10% lemon juice, one had 15%, another 25% and the last one had 35%. >> reporter: what can a consumer do? first, if you can, buy whole products. tea leaves, coffee beans, and pepper. grind them yourself. and be careful of super price cut. that's pretty cheap for extra virgin olive oil. >> and something that should raise eyebrows for a consumer.
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>> reporter: the fda and grocery manufacture's association tell abc news they take the new findings seriously and monitor grocery aisles for food fraud. now, both have new ammunition to fight it. jim avila, abc news, washington. >> i don't like that. >> i've got to look for lawn grass in my tea bag. how sad is that? >> i'm a tea drinker too. i thought my tea smelled a little funny. >> that straight up smells like motor oil. no, you can't trust anything these days. they said the amount of food fraud they found is up 60% this year. so this is not an uncommon thing. >> i cannot believe that. the lawn grass got me. >> in the tea bag. oh, well. as long as it's got caffeine in it. coming up, party pictures from the after hours inaugural bash. some great pictures you have to see. and a reunion tour for some of the biggest names in boy bands, coming up next in "the
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♪ skinny, so skinny ♪ skinny, so skinny skinny in the house! >> oh, lord. willis had a rough time in puberty. it's tough for him. willis, you would have had a good time. everybody would have had a good time at this post-inaugural ball party at the white house.
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>> that was the ticket. >> that was the ticket. i'm sure a lot of celebs and big donors came out. it didn't end until 3:00 a.m., and everybody, including the president and first lady, were partying hard. take a look at some of these pictures that came out. there's the president hugging swiss beats. he's the husband of alicia keys. and michelle obama, jason wu, red dress there. and we have this other picture. you see katy perry and john mayer looking -- they were having a good time. >> nothing going on there. >> apparently michelle obama was dancing to beyonce's big hit "single lady" and get this, they said there was a report at the party that usher and the president got into a "gangnam style" dance-off. but still no reports on who actually won.
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>> i hope we have pictures or video of that. >> katy perry tweeted, just left the white house. all other parties from here on out will be judged. and kelly clarkson, who performed, wrote just partied at the white house. i kid you not, michelle obama stood up and got the party started. seriously cool first lady. they had a good time. >> i'm jealous about that one. check this out. remember all those boy bands? who didn't love them? new kids on the block, boyz ii men, 98 degrees, all going on tour. yes, they're all going on tour. the package tour is scheduled to kick off may 31st in connecticut. it's going to travel across the country, wrapping july 13th in minneapolis. remember boyz ii men? >> i'm not going to lie, i would go to a boyz ii men concert. >> we should go together. >> i had a very pivotal moment of my life when boyz ii men was on the tape deck.
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i like that. it is the kind of thing a guy hears all the time, we cannot take the pain and definitely couldn't deal with childbirth. >> i think that's true. now there's a way, rob, for you to get a sense of what that experience is really like. it's a simulation that lets men experience labor pains, and that's why this is our, especially my, favorite story of the day. abc's abby boudreau has more. >> reporter: it's the kind of pain that even when it's not exactly real, makes grown men cry. labor. >> you have to do this the natural way. >> reporter: up until this point, only women knew the agony of childbirth, which isn't too far from this scene in "knocked
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up." but now they know all that screaming on the big screen isn't just an act. giving birth really hurts. as part of a stunt, these men were hooked up to a machine with electrodes stuck to their abdomens, all to simulate labor pain. just like the real thing, the cramping, or contractions, got stronger, longer, and closer together. they say they did it so they could better empathize with women. but not so fast. >> you can think of it like as very strong charlie horse. but is it as painful as labor? my opinion would be it isn't. >> reporter: we showed the video to this woman who is five months pregnant, and her husband, james. do you think it's important to feel what your wife is going through? >> ummm, no.
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>> reporter: you're in trouble, buddy. you're in trouble. so just how long could these two take the pain? the average labor lasts between 12 and 14 hours. but these guys? they only lasted two. abby boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> and one of them needed oxygen? >> whole new respect for y'all. i can't handle it. >> no, you cannot. no, you cannot. it's happening, is it happening? >> oh, just take it out, just take it out. lord, just take it out. just take it out. just get it done. lord!
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this morning -- millions in the deep freeze.
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>> dangerously low temperatures including subzero wind chills. the coldest weather in years for some states. and it's going to stick around for days. front and center. hillary clinton set to be grilled today by congress. a face-off about the benghazi attack weeks in the making. a friend in need. the touching new video from the waters off hawaii as a tangled dolphin seemingly asks a diver for help. and the '90s are back. some of the biggest boy bands of all time teaming up and coming to a city near you. good morning, i'm sunny hostin. >> and i'm rob nelson. good morning, everybody. we begin with the deep freeze that is making 100 million people think twice before going outside. >> that's right. wind chill advisories have been